- The taxi strikes have taken the attention of the media and SA celebs are getting involved
- DJ Warras took to social media to show his support and question why the government finds it so difficult to assist
- Sizwe Dhlomo also jumped into the mix, showing his support and airing his views on the matter
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DJ Warras and many other Mzansi celebs have shown their support to the taxi industry during the strike.
In Mzansi, taxies are the biggest mode of transport and our country literally cannot function without them.
Briefly.co.za has seen the outrage caused by the taxi strikes currently taking place in SA.
Lockdown has severely affected the taxi industry and many, like DJ Warras, believe the government needs to step up and give them the support they deserve and need.
The taxi industry is demanding R20 000.00 relief per vehicle where the government is only prepared to give R1billion overall. It just is not enough.
Taking to social media to show his support, DJ Warras couldn’t understand how the government was unable to assist as President Cyril Ramaphosa had said R500bn had been made available to help those in need yet all they offered was R1billion?
“Government can’t give the Taxi industry what they want because they can’t tell us HOW MUCH IS LEFT OF THE 500 Billion?? And how was it / is it being dispensed. The billions they’re asking for to observe the rules of Covid AND TRANSPORT THE WORKFORCE DAILY - is worth paying.”
Sizwe Dhlomo also jumped into the mix, showing his support and airing his views on the matter.
Agreeing with DJ Warras, Sizwe got real about why there is even a need for the taxi industry in the first place – it is because the government failed to provide proper public transport for its people.
Sizwe feels the government needs to step up and take responsibility for their wrongdoings and help these people who were the ones to pick up their pieces in the first place.
Mzansi cannot function without taxis!
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“Trust me when I tell you that even if majority of the owners were fully compliant, it wouldn’t result in much more of a tax collection in most cases. There’s only a few owners that get to the point of owning a fleet relatively speaking. Plus some are uneducated.”
“Instead what we need to do, is look at the value of their service economically, not just financially. You’ve been speaking about essential services for the past 90 days. It doesn’t get more essential than taxis in SA. They are the veins to SA’s economic body!”
“Trains are actually the form of transport with the lowest CPK. Since we know that majority of working class South Africans spend a large portion of their earnings on transport, the government should have fixed that long ago... But what did they do instead? Neglected it!”
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